Test Plan Module

This module enables you to create and manage Performance Center tests in the test plan tree. You can also view and edit scripts details and parameters.

Test Plan Tree

You can manage Performance Center tests in the test plan tree.

To access: On the Performance Center navigation bar, select Test Management > Test Plan.

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

<My Performance Center common UI elements>

For Performance Center menus and buttons, see Performance Center user interface.

New Folder. Opens the Create New Test Folder dialog box, enabling you to add a test subject under a selected folder.

Syntax exceptions: A folder name cannot include the following characters: \ ^ *

Indicates a Performance Center test. For test details, see Test Details Pane.

Indicates a VuGen script or a JMeter script. For script details, see Vuser Script Details Pane.

Upload Script. Opens the Upload Scripts dialog box, enabling you to upload scripts to Performance Center. For details, see Upload Scripts Dialog Box.
New Test. Opens the Create New Performance Test dialog box, enabling you to add a test under a selected folder. For details, see Create New Performance Test Dialog Box.

Delete. Deletes the selected test or folder in the test plan tree.

When deleting a folder, the selected folder is deleted and all related tests are moved to the Unattached folder. You cannot delete the root Subject folder.

When deleting a test, the selected test is deleted permanently. In addition, all test runs associated with the deleted test are deleted from the project and removed from any associated test sets.

Note: Deleting a performance test that is linked to a timeslot will affect the timeslot.

Copy/Paste. Copies selected item to a different location in the test plan tree.
Cut/Paste. Moves selected item to a different location in the test plan tree.

Filter. To filter the test plan tree by test or test folder name, type the name (or part of the name) in the search box. Performance Center displays all tests and/or folders that contain the search string.

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Test Details Pane

Displays details about the Performance Center test.

To access:

  1. On the Performance Center navigation bar, select Test Management > Test Plan.

  2. Click a performance test in the test plan tree.

    User interface elements are described below:

    UI Elements Description
    Preview Tab

    This tab displays test details and enables you to edit and run your test. For details, see Performance Test Preview/Summary - General Details Pane.

    • Edit Test. Opens the Performance Test Designer window where you design performance tests. For details, see Performance Test Designer Window.

    • Run Test. If the selected test is assigned to a single test set, then the Run Test dialog box opens. For details, see Run Test Dialog Box.

      If the selected test is assigned to more than one test set, or if the selected test is not assigned to a test set, then the Assign and Select Test Set dialog box opens. Select a test set and click Run. The Run Test dialog box opens. For details, see Run Test Dialog Box.

    Test Runs Tab

    This tab enables you to manage results and related actions for test runs. For details, see Test Lab Module.

    Test Runs Trend Tab

    This tab enables you to monitor the test runs of a selected test over time. For details, see Performance Test Designer > Test Runs Trend View / Test Runs Trend Tab.

    Groups

    This tab displays details about the Vuser groups defined in the test. For details, see Groups Pane.

    Related Monitors Tab

    This tab displays all monitors associated with the currently selected test. For details, see Related Monitors Pane.

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Vuser Script Details Pane

The Preview tab displays details about the Vuser script.

To access:

  1. On the Performance Center navigation bar, select Test Management > Test Plan.

  2. Click a Vuser script in the test plan tree.

    User interface elements are described below:

    UI Elements

    Description

    Preview Tab

    This tab displays script details.

    • Script Name. The name of the script.

    • Type. The script type selected.

    • Last Update. The date and time that the script was last updated.

    • Actions. Each Vuser script contains at least three sections: vuser_init, one or more Action sectsnippetions, and vuser_end. For details of script sections, see Vuser Script Sections in the Virtual User Generator Help Center.

      Click the link to display details of the selected section in the right pane.

    • Included Files. A list of other files include with the script.

    Description Tab A description of the script.
    Related Tests Tab

    Displays all tests in which the currently selected script is used.

    • ID. The ID of the related test. Click the link to open the related test in the Performance Test Designer window. For details, see Performance Test Designer > Groups and Workload.

    • Name. The name of the related test.

    • Description. A description of the related test.

    Attachments Tab

    Lists attachments that provide additional information about the currently selected test. For details, see Add Attachments / Attachments Tab.

    Note: Attachments should be limited to no more than 10 MB in size (per file).

    Opens the Parameters dialog box, enabling you to modify any parameters that are in the script.

    Note: If you edit a parameter, the change will affect every performance test in the current project that uses the script.

    Enables you to download the script.

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